Marine Corps Trivia - Page 14




 
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Boots
 
November 25th, 2006  
Fox
 
 
CONUS? What does it stands for?
November 25th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
CONtinental United States.
December 14th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
Ok the answer to the last question was "Company M".


No winners so the prize rolls over.
Next question...

According to War Department doctrine what was the primary role of the Marine Corps in World War I?
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Boots
December 16th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
BUMP

1000 Milbucks for first correct answer.
December 16th, 2006  
Fox
 
 
Uh...To kill the german soldiers?
December 16th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
No.

Hint: The amphibious assault role is a development that came about in the last 60 years.
December 16th, 2006  
The Cooler King
 
World War I would be the first time that a major Marine unit operated seperately from the Navy. They transformed from an anti-guerilla force used to fight in the Banana Wars to a large conventional force needed to fight the Central Powers. The Marines fielded two brigades, the 4th Brigade and the 5th Brigade, although the 5th arrived too late to see any combat. The 4th Brigade was assigned to the Army's 2nd Infantry Division and served with distinction until the armistice.
December 17th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
Still not there yet. Primary role...
December 17th, 2006  
Fox
 
 
To be on the frontline?

Need more hint, please.
December 17th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
Nope, not the frontline.

If you visit the USMC Small Wars website and read a few of the linked doctoral theses there written by some Marine officers you'll find the surprising answer.

More hints and the prize drops to 500 milbucks.